f-I will also show you how to get a paid affiliatetheme and a caching plugin which combined costs $100 for free, so make sure you the articleuntil the end. This is lesson 3 of our free affiliate marketingmastery course playlist. So if you are new to this , click onthe “I” button here, to access all the lessons. You should also follow me on Instagram, myusername is “hk”. I take live sessions almost every alternateday where I answer all your questions, so make sure you follow me. Starting an affiliate website, was the bestdecision of my life. This is all possible because I took the mostimportant decision of starting a website and later, monetizing it. It took me many years to learn what worksand what doesn’t. But lucky for you, I have shared all my workingtips and tricks in this affiliate marketing mastery course on YouTube. So that you don’t have to waste any moneyor time, so that you can directly apply what is working. Whenever you are building a site, the firststep is to register a domain name. So what is a domain name? A domain name is an internet address. An address where internet users can accessyour website. Like the case of Facebook, “facebook.com”is the domain name for the company Facebook. And similarly, “google.com” is the domainname for the company, Google. I know it’s very simple, but still I amexplaining for all the people who don’t know it.
There can be multiple extensions of your domainname, but the popular one is “.com”. Like “google.COM… facebook.COM… or instagram.COM”. Now “.com” domain extension is more suitedfor global audience. But when you’re targeting a specific country,like the case of India. If you’re targeting the Indian audience,then instead of going for the “.com” domain extension, you will go for “.in”. Like in my case,. Because I’m targeting the Indian audience. So instead of going for a “.com” domainextension, I went for the “.in” domain extension. Similarly, let’s say if you’re targetingBrazil. Then your domain extension will be “.br”. So in my case it will be “harshl.BR”. Now after a domain name, to start a website,you need a hosting. So what is a web hosting? A web hosting is a service, where organizationsor individuals can post a website or a webpage on the internet. So just like you have Almira (Indian storagecompany) to store all your stuff, your website also needs some space to store all the filesand the folders. A website is nothing but a directory of filesand folders that are rendered through a server of a particular domain name. So whenever you are thinking of starting ablog, you need 2 things, first is the domain name, and second is the website hosting. So whenever you are buying a website hosting,you’re actually buying a space on a server. So now there are various companies that sellwebsite hosting. Like SiteGround, BlueHost, GoDaddy and HostGator. So whenever you are a buying a website hosting,you are actually buying a server space of these companies. So these companies have massive servers. So you’re actually paying a monthly fee,for access to some space on these servers. So whenever we are talking about a sharedwebhosting, you’re actually taking some server space of the server. Because taking the entire server will be reallyexpensive, so shared hosting is the solution for all the people who want to start theirsite at a very cheap price.
Now let’s talk about the free hosting. Free is always preferred by people. And they also think why pay for a hosting,when they can get it for free, right? But you have to understand one thing, there’snothing free in this world. Yes, free hosting does exist. But they have their limitations. Their drawbacks are honestly, not worth it. Especially when you’re starting an affiliatewebsite to make money. You need an extra edge to beat your competition. So if you’re starting an affiliate website,you need to invest in a paid hosting. Free hosting providers like Blogger or Wixhave certain limitations. You cannot customize your website like theway you want, there will be a subdomain instead of your primary domain, and the worst of all,there is no technical support. Since you’re starting out a new website,sooner or later you will face issues. You will face problems like installing WordPress,some plugin is not working, or maybe your website is not rendering. You need someone to talk to, someone who canhelp you. This is where the paid hosting companies comeinto play. They have support people. You can call them, you can live chat withthem and they will solve your issues within minutes. But with free hosting, nothing like that comes. So personally, after creating hundreds ofaffiliate websites, I will recommend you to stay away from the free hosting and ratherinvest a few dollars in a paid hosting plan. Since you are investing time and energy inthis affiliate website, and the ultimate goal is to make money from your website, you needto invest a few dollars for a paid hosting plan. After my 7+ years of experience in affiliatemarketing, the one recommendation that I can give you is to invest a few dollars in a paidhosting plan, so that you can beat your competition and drive much more traffic so that you canmake much more money for your website. With the paid hosting plan you will be gettingunlimited space and unlimited bandwidth. You can drive as many people to your websiteas you want. Yes, some hosting gives you an upper limitof 10 – 20,000 visitors per day. But if you are just starting out, that ismore than enough for you. Also instead of worrying about installingWordPress or other technical difficulties, which we will be talking about later in the, there’s one click installation for everything. All you have to do is click on a couple oficons and everything will be installed, automatically. And the most important reason for going fora paid hosting plan is the support staff. I can’t tell you how important this is. Even today after opening 50+ websites formyself and for my clients, still we face issues. And the one thing that I have to do is, goto the support staff. I tell them my issue and within a few minutes,everything is fixed. There have been multiple instances when mywebsites were hacked. And it was the support staff who helped meout. And also paid hosting plans used to be expensiveearlier. Now, they’re extremely cheap. And if you’re following our affiliate marketingmastery course and if you are creating an affiliate website like the way I tell you,then within few months, you will be making money from your site. So the money that you are investing in yourhosting is not an expense. Rather an investment, that will give benefitslater. So the hosting company that I recommend isSiteGround. This is the company that I am using and allmy affiliate websites are hosted in the same hosting company. And I have tried almost all hosting companiesout there. Be it GoDaddy, be it BlueHost or HostGator. I have tried them all. But my search ended at SiteGround, this hostingcompany is phenomenal. I even wrote a comprehensive article why Irecommend SiteGround, you can click on the “I” button here and check the article. Also, if you’ll be using our affiliate linkto purchase the SiteGround hosting, and send us the hosting receipt, we will be givingyou a paid theme which is worth $50. I myself use this theme for all my affiliatewebsites, because this theme is ultra lightweight, and your website will be loading at a lightningspeed. And Google use preference to fast loadingwebsites. So ranking number one on Google will be muchmore easier for you. Also I will be giving you a $50 plugin calledWP Rocket which will make your website even faster. So follow along with me in this , usemy affiliate links to purchase the hosting to claim the paid theme and plugin for free. So now let’s go into my laptop screen whereI’ll be showing you everything on how to purchase the hosting, how to configure yourtheme, how to claim these paid plugins and theme for free and how to configure your websitelike a pro. Hey guys, as I mentioned earlier that if you’reusing my affiliate link to purchase the hosting then we are giving away 2 amazing things toyou for FREE. So first is this GeneratePress theme, thistheme is already free, but its premium feature is for $49.95.
This is the theme that I use for all my affiliatewebsites, the reason is that this theme is ultra lightweight and it’s very simple touse, very user-friendly and also very Google search engine-friendly. So your website will be ranking at a muchhigher rate compared to your competitors. So we will be giving you this $50 theme forfree if you are using my affiliate link to purchase the SiteGround hosting and sendingus the hosting receipt. And the second amazing thing that we are givingis WP Rocket plugin. This plugin will make your website ultrafastand your website will be loading at lightning speed. And the best part is this plugin is so easyto use, you don’t need to have any technical knowledge on how to make a website fast. All you have to do is just activate the pluginand your website will instantly be loading in a very, very fast speed. Now one website license for this plugin isalso for $49. So we will be giving you this plugin, alongwith this premium theme for free if you’re using my affiliate link to purchase the SiteGroundhosting. So to claim this theme and plugin, all youhave to do is click on the “I” button, and also the same link is in the descriptionsection of this YouTube . So either you click on the “I” buttonand then click on the link, or you can open the description section of this , andclick the link there. And once you click the link, you will be redirectedtowards this page: “hugepedia.com/domain-name/” Now I recommend SiteGround hosting and I alsomentioned multiple reasons why I recommend SiteGround hosting and why all my websitesare hosted at SiteGround hosting, so you can check the article here, “My Top 10 Reasons”. Where I have given you a comprehensive reasonwhy I have recommended SiteGround hosting. And why this is the best hosting for any Amazonaffiliate website. Now in the niche research of this playlist,I showed you how to look for the perfect low competition, high-profitable niche. So I have decided to go into the DSLR niche,just for the test purpose of showing you how to create a website and how to optimize itin a perfect manner, so I’ll be creating a DSLR related website. So let’s search for a good domain name forthis. I’m searching for domain name, “bestdslrindia.in”Let’s see if it’s available or not. Sometimes it takes a little longer to searchfor it so just, wait for it for a few seconds. So the “bestdslr…in” is not available,it’s already taken. So let’s try some other variation. The reason why I’m going with the “.in”domain extension is because I want to target the Indian market. If you go for the “.com” then you willbe targeting the global audience and also the US market. So, if you’re targeting the Indian marketgo for the “.in” domain extension, if you’re targeting the US market then go forthe “.com” extension. You can also go to the “My Tool” section,where I recommend all the tools that I use to run my online businesses. And the first thing is definitely SiteGround-you can also click here to visit the SiteGround hosting, so once you visit SiteGround hostingall you have to do is… so there are 3 plans. There’s a StartUp plan, the GrowBig planand there’s a GoGeek plan. The primary difference between the 3 is thatwith the StartUp plan, is the cheapest but only 1 website can be built on a single hosting. So let’s say after a couple of months youwant to create 2 or 3 more websites. Then for every new website you have to buya new hosting. So that’s the drawback of StartUp plan. But if you go with the GrowBig plan, thenyou can create unlimited websites on a single hosting. Like it says, it’s unlimited websites. Also the bandwidth of this hosting is reallyhigh. So the website can easily handle 25,000 visitorsper month.
But since I’ll be giving you this amazingWP Rocket plugin and also this amazing lightweight theme, and if you’re installing both thesethemes on your hosting, then you can easily handle 100,000 visitors per month. Because I’ve been using SiteGround for manyyears now, I know… and I have used GrowBig plan as well. And my website was easily able to handle 100,000visitors per month. So the one I recommend is GrowBig. You can go for GoGeek, but it will be tooexpensive for you. And also if you’re just a beginner thenGoGeek is not suited for you, rather go with the GrowBig plan. So click here and get plan. So now you have to find a new domain name,if you’ve seen my niche of the affiliate marketing playlist where I showed you howto find a low competition high profitable niche for your website, then I showed youvarious ways to find a good niche for your Amazon affiliate website. I have decided to go into the DSLR niche,because the profitability is really high. Yes, the competition is also high, but I havea team of people who will be doing SEO for the website. I have decided to go into the DSLR niche forthe website, just for the test purpose, because I won’t be scaling this website rather thisis just to show you how to create an Amazon affiliate website. So let’s search for a good domain name. “bestdslr…” I’ll go with the “.in” domain extension. Because- since if you’re targeting the Indianaudience then go for the “.in” extension it will help you in SEO. If you are targeting the US or the globalmarket then go for the “.com”. But don’t go for “.in” or “.org”etc. Either go for the country specific domainextension or go for the global “.com”. So let’s see that- whether it’s availableor not. One recommendation that I can give you isin your domain name, make sure you have your category or the niche of your website or thekeyword. So my category or the niche of my websiteis DSLR, so I’ve added the word “DSLR” on the domain name. Because this will really help in the SEO orthe search engine optimization of your website later. So if your website is about guitars, makesure you have “guitar” in the domain name. Like “bestguitar.in” or something likethat. So now, I’ll fill in all these informationand buy this hosting plan. One thing that you have to keep in mind thatyou- there’s an option in SiteGround the “SG Site Scanner”, you don’t need it. And apart from that, for the data center,take the data center that is closer to your target audience. So our audience will be in India, and Singaporeis the closest data center. This is where all your files are hosted.
But if you’re targeting the US audiencethen go for the Chicago data center because it will be closer to your US audience. Similarly if you are going for Europe or anythingelse, then you can select the appropriate data center. Since we’ll be targeting India, I’ll begoing for Singapore. So what I’ll do is I’ll fill-in all theseinformation and purchase this hosting, and then I’ll restart this . So I purchased the domain name, “bestdslr.in”So now let’s configure the domain name, configure the website, install WordPress andset it up like a pro. And I’ll also show you how to claim thispaid theme for free and also this paid plugin for free. So in the email that you used to purchasethis hosting, you must have received an email from SiteGround, so open that email. So as you can see I have received an emailfrom SiteGround here, “sales receipt” so you open it. And to claim the paid theme and plugin forfree, all you have to do is forward this email to my email ID, which is “contact@email@example.com”And just write down, “affiliate hosting receipt”… or rather also add the word“Amazon”. Affiliate hosting receipt- and send it tome. Once we see this hosting receipt and we seethat the sales has been generated from our affiliate link, I will give you the paid themeand the paid plugin and I’ll also show you how to install both of these on your theme. Go to your SiteGround account, open it. And now, there are three options. “Start a new website” “transfer a website”“don’t need help now”. So start a new website, we don’t have to. Transfer a website if you’re using- if youalready have a website on a different host like GoDaddy Host, HostGater or BlueHost. I highly recommend you guys to transfer toSiteGround because this will drastically improve the free traffic of your website, that isthe SEO of your website, and will drive much more traffic. I don’t need any help right now becauseI will be showing you everything, how to setup manually. And you don’t need this SG site scannerit’s not worth it, so confirm, and I confirm… and complete setup. So this is the backend of your SiteGroundhosting so this is how it looks, there’s many options here you can increase more- youcan upgrade the hosting, here’s the billing, here you can access the support tab if youhave any queries and few perks as well. So the first thing is you have to go to “MyAccount” section. So here’s the entire detail about your hostingaccount and domain name. So I have my domain name “bestdslr.in”here, and these are the other details regarding my hosting. Like my IP address, my DNS, etc. So all you have to do is click here “Goto cPanel”, and “yes, proceed”. Now these are the details of your entire hostingaccount. Like the domains you have added, the files-you can access the files here. You can access any customization that youneed to do on your website on your hosting, you have to do it from this cPanel account. So the first step is- as you can see thatyou have purchased the GrowBig plan on SiteGround and this is the main server of your SiteGroundand the date and other information. Now as you can see that SiteGround hostinghas this lock here. It means that the website is hosted on a “https”server.
Now you must have seen that Google has comeup with various other announcements that they are preferring https websites compared tohttp. So if you want more SEO traffic, more organictraffic to your website you need to install a “https”. Now other hosting provider sell it for anothermonthly charge, but in SiteGround, it comes for free. So all you have to do is “Ctrl + F” (find),search for “let”… let’s find where’s Let’s Encrypt. Okay, here it is. So… click here on Let’s Encrypt. Here you can see the domain name, “Let’sEncrypt SSL” So you have to install it. So select the domain name, it is already selected,then click on “install”. It is added in the installation cue and withinfew minutes it will be installed automatically. So let’s go back to the cPanel and now it’stime to install the WordPress on your domain name. So way to install WordPress is, click hereon WordPress. Click on install… you don’t have to- keepit on 5.1.1 itself and the protocol you would want “https://www.” Because you just installed the https protocolon your website. This is the domain name, directory you’llkeep it empty. For the site name I’ll just add the domainname as of now “Best DSLR”. For the site description, we can add somethinglike, “Best camera reviews on the internet”. Enable multisite, no… admin- this is theadmin username and password, you can keep it anything. So I’ll keep it like “test” here. And for the password, I’ll keep it “test123” Obviously you should have a different username. And make the password extremely strong becauseWordPress is prone to getting hacked. So make sure your password is really strongas well. I have just used it for test purpose. And for the admin email, add your main email. Which will be used… so any communicationor any contact form submission from your website will be redirected to this particular address. So I’ll be adding my email address- samethat I used to purchase this hosting. Select language, English… limit login attempts(loginizer), yes you would want this plugin. And part from that, these are the optionsthat you have to do. And click on, install. Oh, the password must be- see they remindedme. So let’s add… test_0709 maybe. Okay, it’s good under 50, it’s good with50 now. So test_0709, let’s install it now. So now the WordPress is getting installed. So guys, WordPress is installed now, let’sopen the website and see if everything is fine or not. Yes, the website is opening correctly. And also you can see that we have this lockthat means that the https is perfectly installed. So that’s one good benefit of buying theSiteGround hosting that you get it- that you can get the https certificate for free. And to install the backend of your websitethat is the WordPress backend, the WordPress dashboard, all you have to do is add thisword “wp-admin” in the domain name of your website. So I’ll just click here and this is thebackend. So, this is the backend of your website, thisis where you will be customizing your entire theme, adding plugins, changing the structureof your website, changing the look of your website, installing the recommended plugins,themes etc. and everything else. We will be going through all of that in thelatter part of this . Now here you clicked on this particular URLand you were automatically logged into your WordPress dashboard, but usually the usernameand the password that we created to install the WordPress, you have to enter it. In order to access this particular dashboard. So I’ll just give you an overview of thedashboard, how it works if you’re new to this. So click here, “don’t show this again”. Also there are few things that you need todo, okay, so I’ll just give you a general overview. This is the homepage of your dashboard, sothis will- you can customize it if you want as well. So this is the post section, this is whereyou will be adding the articles for your website. So “All Posts” are all the published postsand the draft posts as well. “Add New” is whenever you’ll be addinga new article. So you can click here, and you can add a title,you can add a description and everything else for your article. Like this will be title, this is the descriptionand the text size, color setting, advance categories, etc. Similarly, you have the categories. You can also segment the categories, likeif- you have- my website is about DSLR, then I can create multiple categories like camera,lenses, camera accessories, etc. And whenever I am writing an article I canassign a particular category to that article.